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Flash

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Flash
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Statistics
Effects:Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Cooldown:300 seconds
Cast Range:400
Breaks Stealth:No
Level:12


Overview

Flash is a blink type summoner spell that activates instantly upon being cast, teleporting the player's champion a short distance in the direction of their cursor.

Strategy

Flash can easily be used to escape from a foe, or to catch up to one for a killing blow. It can be used to dodge or land abilities. It can also be used to move over walls, either for a quick escape or in response to an opponent's dash. When you have secured a kill under a tower but you are very low, you can quickly "flash" out of range to avoid the tower aggro. You can assassinate people very quickly with the gap-closer that Flash offers.

Notes

  • The cooldown can be reduced by Distortion boot enchantment and Mastermind mastery.
  • Flash cannot be activated if the player is affected by hard crowd control.
  • Flash and Teleport can not be cast while silenced. This does not hold true for other summoner spells.

Trivia

For a time, the inclusion of flash in the game was hotly debated and Riot considered removing Flash from the game entirely, with parts of the community for and against removal. As a result, it has suffered several nerfs.

Patch History

v4.16
  • NO MORE AWKWARD STOPPING Movement commands now persist after Flashing in the same direction you're moving


v1.0.0.152

  • Cooldown increased to 300 seconds from 265
  • Improved Flash is now calculated after other Summoner Flash cooldown reductions

v1.0.0.129

  • Cooldown increased to 265 seconds from 255 seconds
  • Range reduced to 400 from 450

v1.0.0.107

  • No longer pops projectiles
  • Cooldown increased to 255 seconds, from 240

v1.0.0.103

  • No longer breaks stealth

v1.0.0.100

  • Can no longer be cast while rooted

v1.0.0.97

  • Now removes stealth when used

v1.0.0.81

  • Range reduced to 425 from 450

v1.0.0.75

  • Increased the cooldown to 240 seconds from 210

v1.0.0.72

  • Cooldown increased to 210 from 180

v1.0.0.70

  • Cooldown increased to 195 from 180

v1.0.0.63

  • Changed Flash’s targeting type so it no longer requires a location click; now it uses the location of the cursor
  • Fixed a bug where attempting to cast Flash extremely far distances away would cause the champion to move, instead of teleporting in that direction

v1.0.0.61

  • Range reduced to 450 from 1,000
  • Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes from 6
  • Now pops incoming projectiles when used

v0.8.21.110

  • Cooldown increased from 300 to 330
  • Reduced cast range by 100

July 10, 2009 Patch

  • Cooldown increased from 270 seconds to 300

June 26, 2009 Patch

  • Flash now cancels channeled abilities upon casting (no more Absolute Zero hopping)

June 12, 2009 Patch

  • Reduced range from 900 to 800
  • Changed functionality: Flash is now cast without the need of a target indicator (i.e. it is cast towers to position of your mouse pointer)
  • Will automatically flash to the furthest valid range in the direction it is cast at
  • No longer has a cast time

May 9, 2009 Patch

  • Cooldown reduced from 240 to 210

May 1, 2009 Patch

  • Cast time reduced from 0.75 to 0.5 seconds

Alpha Week 5

  • Cooldown increased to 4 minutes from 3.5 minutes

Alpha Week 4

  • Cooldown increased to 3.5 minutes from 2.5 minutes